A Letter from the 2014-15 YFSF President


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President Daniel Martell addresses the attendees during the YFSF Special Session.

President Daniel Martell addresses the attendees during the YFSF Special Session.

What a great week! The YFSF events at the AAFS 67th Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL, were very successful. I am so proud and appreciative of all the hard work all of the YFSF committee members put in this past year planning our special session. The YFSF would also like to thank all of the speakers and résumé reviewers for their support at the YFSF events this year.

For the second year in a row, the YFSF participated in the Academy Cup (previously known as Mentorship- in-Motion). It was so wonderful to watch each of the section teams compete in a forensics/AAFS trivia game. This year, the General Section won the Academy Cup competition. A big thank you to the Academy Cup Chair, Laura Liptai, and the co-chairs Carla Noziglia and Carol Henderson for allowing the YFSF to participate in the event.

The YFSF would also like to give a big thank you to Jay Siegel who announced, at the Special Session on Tuesday, that all the royalties from his book on forensic chemistry
will be donated to the YFSF. The YFSF is so grateful for this
generous donation and show of support.

Lastly, the YFSF would like to thank Daniel Martell for his continued support of the YFSF. Several months ago, Dr. Martell approached us about planning a flash mob during the Academy’s Annual Business Meeting. The YFSF had a lot of fun planning and getting it together and it was a blast surprising everyone who attended the Annual Business Meeting with the finished product. We hope everyone enjoyed it!

The YFSF has a lot of big changes planned for the upcoming year and we are still recruiting for committee members; if you are interested in becoming part of a wonderful group of students
and young professionals, please email your résumé or CV to

President Daniel Martell addresses the attendees during the YFSF Special Session.

Lara Frame-Newell at lafra86@gmail.com.
Thank you for a great year and I can’t wait to see you all in Las Vegas!

Lara Frame-Newell, MA YFSF President

YFSF Special Session Panel (l to r): Christina Hayes, Lara Frame-Newell, Brianna Bermudez, and Betsy Maldonado .

YFSF Special Session Panel (l to r): Christina Hayes, Lara Frame-Newell, Brianna Bermudez, and Betsy Maldonado .